Welcome to GATA.org.uk, the online face of the Guildford Amateur Theatre Association. We hope you find this website useful.
GATA is an umbrella organisation with about 20 societies and groups including theatre and opera companies, singing and youth groups, as well as dancers and film makers. GATA works towards advancing public education in the dramatic arts in and around Guildford. GATA has been a big ally to The Electric Theatre and was instrumental in its founding. Many of the groups perform at The Electric Theatre year in year out - why not drop in and see what they are up to, and maybe join in too? Look out for auditions and, if you don't want to tread the boards, there are other ways to get involved too!
The God of Carnage
The Herald Players are putting on 'The God of Carnage' Yasmina Reza's award winning play from Tuesday 19 - Friday 22 November at the Star Pub in Guildford. A boy with a stick. Another with a missing tooth. Two sets of parents meet to discuss the incident. Surely they can settle things like civilised adults? Four great parts, short and savagely funny, tickets are available on 01483 444334 or at www.visitguildford.com
Posted by Guildford Amateur Theatre Association on 3 November 2013
Guildburys audition for an Ayckbourn
Guildburys Theatre Company Spring production at the Electric Theatre is 'Ten Times Table' by Alan Ayckbourn. Performance dates are 30 April - 3 May. Auditions will be held on January 5th, 6th and 7th at Compton RBL Club, GU3 1JQ. For details and auditions booking please contact Gilly Fick at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Guildburys Theatre Co. on 1 November 2013
Mozart Requiem 23 November
Surrey Mozart Players join forces with Guildford Chamber Choir and a fine team of soloists on 23 November 2013 at 7:30 pm to present Mozart's final masterpiece, the requiem, in the evocative setting of Holy Trinity Church, Guildford. Tickets for the performance, which also includes Dvorak's 6th symphony, are available from Guildford Tourist Office on 01483 444334 and are priced at 15 pounds for adults, half price for children.
Posted by Surrey Mozart Players on 21 October 2013
Guildford Opera perform Georges Bizet's Carmen
Guildford Opera are going out on a limb this autumn and are ignoring the advice 'never work with children and animals'. Whilst no animals will be involved, there will be some highly talented children in the chorus and also flamenco dancers.
Posted by Guildford Opera on 18 September 2013
A Slice of Saturday Night by the Heather Brothers
It's Saturday night at the Club-A-Go-Go. The songs are a nostalgic pastiche of sounds from the Sixties and the story tells a tale of teenage dreams and young love set around 1964. Step back in time to the Swinging 60s and follow a timeless tale for anyone who's ever been a teenager in love.
Posted by The Nomads on 5 September 2013
Whodunnit by Anthony Shaffer
Posted by The Nomads on 21 March 2013
High Society by Cole Porter
High Society is a 'swelligent' screwball musical with snappy dialogue and Cole Porter tunes such as 'Who wants to be a millionaire?' and 'True Love', in this sparklingly funny musical based on The Philadelphia Story.
Wealthy socialite Tracy Lord is planning a lavish second wedding in June 1938. But proceedings are disrupted by the arrival of her first husband, Dexter Haven and two tabloid reporters.
1st to 4th May at 7.30. Matinee on Saturday 4th at 2.30
Tickets: ?15, ?12 for matinee. Under 16s ?9
Phone box office 01483 284747 or book online via www.nomadtheatre.com
Posted by The Nomads on 19 January 2013
The Herald Players next production
will be The Open Couple at The Star, Quarry Street, Guildford 26 February - 2 March. A fast-moving dark comedic look at marriage when it goes 'open' with supremacy swapping swiftly from Man to Woman and back again. Email info@heraldplayers for information on early ticket deals. Future productions...
Posted by Guildford Amateur Theatre Association on 4 January 2013